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[Europe] Big Tobacco Fumes Over New EU Salvo in Cigarette Smuggling War

A European Union plan to crack down on cigarette smuggling has manufacturers such as British American Tobacco Plc up in arms about red tape, signaling that the bloc’s promise of more business-friendly regulation has clear limits when it comes to smoking.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 19, 2017 15:37
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[New Hampshire] Big Tobacco fesses up with landmark ads

"It's been a long time coming, and it's reinforcing what we've known for decades, which is that these products are harmful and that this industry has used deceitful tactics to keep people using their product, which they know is causing harm," he said.
Manchester (NH) Union-Leader
added Nov 19, 2017 15:36
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[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco taps exec from international division to be next president

Japan Tobacco Inc. has tapped Masamichi Terabatake, an executive at a unit controlling the cigarette maker’s international operations, to succeed President Mitsuomi Koizumi, sources said Sunday. The leadership change comes as Japan Tobacco, which holds
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:34
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[Australia] VIDEO: Is smoking glamorised too much in video games?

Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:33
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[Australia, Canada] Push for governments to sue tobacco companies and recover health costs of treating smokers

Dr Ross MacKenzie, wrote in the ­Medical Journal of Australia that legal action would also generate publicity that “denormalised” smoking and have a lasting effect on the tobacco industry. “Successful litigation could reduce its financial capacity to eng
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:32
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[New York] Long Beach considers raising age for tobacco sales to 21

City Council members say they plan to approve a ban sales of tobacco products and paraphernalia, including cigarettes, vaping pipes and e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21.
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Nov 19, 2017 15:30
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] This IS personal: Health advocates share pain of losing loved ones to tobacco

MANILA – Health advocates known to have lobbied for stronger tobacco control have taken their fight to social media, sharing their personal experience with smoking. Dr. Antonio Dans, professor of cardiology and clinical epidemiology at the University of
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:45
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Central bank ups tobacco incentive

he Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says it will pay tobacco farmers an export incentive of 12,5 percent up from 5 percent, in a bid to spur production in the upcoming 2018 farming season
NewZimbabwe.com (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:44
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[Asia, India] Tobacco products still available around Delhi schools despite ban

Tobacco products are still being sold close to schools, both private and government, despite restrictions on kiosks or shops within 100 yards of a school to help curb tobacco menace in children. Observational visit was undertaken by Consumer Voice Delhi
The Hindu Online (in)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:29
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[UK] Is this why prisoners are using spice? Tobacco costs twice as much as Spice, report reveals

Prisoners can buy the drug known as Spice at half the cost of illicit tobacco behind bars, an inspection report reveals. Inmates at one jail described how the availability of drugs, coupled with a recently imposed smoking ban, had helped fuel a sense of
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:28
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